Reserve Evaluation – ‘By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept’ by Paulo Coelho

This is another gem from bestselling author Paulo Coelho, of which ‘The Alchemist’ may be his most known. This fable is a stunning modern-day really like story about a man and a female, but extra than that it is about opening your heart to miracles. When you commence looking at this reserve, make guaranteed you have a couple of hours offered to read it till the finish.


The story’s key character is Pilar, an unbiased younger university pupil who is seeking for the increased meaning of daily life. Pilar’s daily life can take an sudden flip when she is contacted by a childhood good friend who is now a spiritual trainer, wonder employee and healer. She is stunned to discover out that she experienced constantly been his good adore. Their journey can take them as a result of sacred internet sites in the French Pyrenees and the electricity of really like.

Extra in aspects

The initially time I read through this e-book I could not set it down, when I experienced started off it. Like several other of Coelho’s ebook, it has the power to attract in the reader, leaving open the problem what and how considerably of his story is semi- or autobiographic or serious and where fiction begins.

The ebook is published in Journal format, every single chapter starting with the day and following the journey of the key character Pilar and her childhood buddy discovering the love for each individual other and no matter whether it can maintain their lives’ options.

Just like all of Coelho’s textbooks, ‘By the River… ‘ also has the fundamental topic of religion in a atypical feeling. The long-neglected feminine side and facet of God, the so-called ‘Goddess’ is current in the like the two characters really feel for every other.

The writer makes use of the tale to draw the reader into self-inquiry about their beliefs on appreciate, procedures, liberation from inhibitions and dread to locate faith in humankind once again.

About the author

Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He wanted to become a writer due to the fact his teenage yrs but only pursued his desire significantly afterwards in lifetime.

He nowadays splits his time living in Europe and Rio de Janeiro with his wife Christina.

Coelho’s formula is to create book combining poetic prose, symbolism, mysticism and the underlying concept to observe your desire.


If you are passionate, then this is a philosophy book for you. If you never mind spending some hrs looking through devoid of halting, weeping with the character and being swept up and taken on a walk by the French Pyrenees, this is for you.

I have study equally the English and the German edition and must say that the translations depart some factors unclear. If you can, I advise looking through it in Portuguese if doable, the primary language that Coelho has written it.

What I liked about this like tale is that it is not predictable. Prepare oneself to locate out, what truly transpires to the two figures. ‘All like stories are the same’ is the ending of the initial chapter. This a single is diverse.

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